Designing a high speed optical packet switched network

D Klonidis, C Politi, R Nejabati, D Simeonidou, MJ O'Mahony

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Optical packet switching is foreseen as a future-proof technology for next generation optical networks, as it provides a solution for more efficient bandwidth utilization. Design issues concerning technological and architectural approaches for the deployment of optical packet switching in high-speed networks are examined. First the two different types of packet routers for the edge and the core are identified and the required elements are presented. Then issues concerning the header encoding extraction and switch control are discussed. Finally, a fast optical packet switch that can route asynchronous data traffic with variable length packets at 40 Gb/s is presented. The developed techniques for the header extraction scheme, the advanced control mechanism and the bit rate transparent and widely tunable wavelength conversion scheme are shown in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 7th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Vol 1, Proceedings
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0-7803-9236-1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event7th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 Jul 20057 Jul 2005


Conference7th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks


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